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Saturday, September 2 • 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Recital: "Chamber Music for Oboe, Clarinet, Viola"

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In the realm of classical trios, the combination of oboe, clarinet and viola is quite unusual. Although this grouping can present some practical challenges, it provides great expressive opportunities through its unique palette of timbres and wide dynamic range. This lecture-recital will explore the excellent works in the major repertoire for this group, including compositions by Randall Thompson, Alvin Etler, and violist Michael Kimber, in the hope that more violists will seek out this unexpected combination.

Repertoire to be selected from the following:

Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet and Viola, 1941

I . Gaio

II. Adagio assai

III. Allegro

IV. Lento religioso

V. Grave - Allegretto

Alvin Etler: Sonata for Oboe Clarinet and Viola, 1945

I. Slow

II. Fast

III. Slow

IV. Fast

Michael Kimber: Three Armenian Impressions for Oboe, Clarinet and Viola, 2002

I. Gisherayin Yerazhtutiun (Night Music)

II. Aghachang (Supplication)

III. Tonakatarutiun (Celebration)


Violist Ames Asbell has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, in venues ranging from rock clubs to concert halls. She is currently Principal Viola of the Austin Opera orchestra, a member of the Austin Symphony, and performs regularly in the Arizona Musicfest and Victoria Bach Festival orchestras. As founding violist of the Tosca String Quartet, she is an active recording artist and a fixture in Austin’s vibrant classical crossover scene. A dedicated artist-teacher, she is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at Texas State University and founding director of the Texas State String Project.


Oboist Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in thirty-two countries on six continents. He is Solo English Horn / Associate Principal Oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe of Austin Opera.  He serves as Fulbright Senior Specialist for the United States Department of State and is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor at Texas State University.  A GRAMMY nominee, Dr. Davidson can be heard on numerous recordings with the Wild Basin Winds and films such as “SpyKids2” and “To The Wonder.” 

Dr. Davidson performs and records exclusively on Loree Oboes and English Horns.


Vanguel Tangarov performs as principal clarinet for the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras. Dr. Tangarov teaches as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University. Previously Dr. Tangarov taught at The Bulgarian National Academy of Music “Pantcho Vladiguerov” in Sofia; The Superior School of Music and Dance, Monterrey, Mexico; University of Texas at Austin; Texas Lutheran University, and Baylor University. Tangarov previously served as principal clarinet at Sofia Philharmonic, Bulgaria; Academia Chigiana Symphony, Siena, Italy; Jeunesses Musicales World Symphony, Berlin, Germany; and Monterrey Symphony in Mexico.

Vanguel Tangarov is a Buffet Crampon & Vandoren Performing Artist.


Performers
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Ames Asbell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Texas State University
Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. Active as a recording artist, her performances appear on Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Sony, Naxos, Merge and a multitude... Read More →

Participants
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Ian Davidson

Oboist Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in thirty-two countries on six continents. He is Solo English Horn / Associate Principal Oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe of Austin Opera.  He serves as Fulbright Senior Specialist for the United... Read More →
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Vanguel Tangarov

Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Texas State University
VANGUEL TANGAROV, CLARINET Vanguel Tangarov performs as principal clarinet for the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras. Dr. Tangarov teaches as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University. Previously Dr. Tangarov taught at The Bulgarian... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 10:00 - 10:50 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music